Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Alright, now what....UPDATED

So yesterday my day started with the toilet bowl clogging and overflowing...not a good sign. I went to the OB for one of my many appointments. I was congratulated for not having gained weight since the last appointment two weeks ago (don't ask me how that happened). I was given a gown, poked around for a bit (GBS test? I forget) and given a breast ultrasound appointment (for today at 12:30) due to a lump that has set up shop in my right boob. The doc thinks that the lump is a clogged milk duct and I am hoping that he is right.

Will update later...


I'm back. Here's how it went down:

First ultrasound tech: Couldn't find the lump on the screen. Took some pictures and left to show them to the Radiologist. She came back with another ultrasound tech.

Second ultrasound tech: Found the lump on the screen. It looked like a black round space of nothingness. She took some pictures and left to show them to the Radiologist.

Radiologist comes back with first tech and looks at lump again. They conversed amongst each other about the shape of said blob being round and that breast tissue is more pointy on the ends. Radiologist mentions something about sticking a needle in it.

Final decision: She thinks it's a harmless (fibroadenoma?), but I need to have a needle biopsy done juuuuust to make sure.

Great. Just what I need at 35 weeks pregnant, something else to worry about.

Here's what Dr. Google says about it:

Fibroadenoma is the most common benign breast tumors seen in women under the age of 35 years. The peak age of incidence is in the third decade. Most fibroadenomas are 2-3 cm in size, but may reach to 6-7 cm... fibroadenomas...may increase in size during pregnancy and undergo infarct following childbirth.

fibroadenoma -- An adenoma in the breast, composed of fibrous tissue. On clinical examination or breast self-examination, it feels like a firm lump. These usually occur in young women and are benign.

Let's just hope that's what this is....all extremities crossed.

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Blogger elizasmom said...

My god, woman, the forces that be are certainly trying to add stress to your life, aren't they? I am sure it will be the fibro-whatsit, but am sending goo dthoughts your way nonetheless.

9:41 AM  
Blogger AmandaDufau said...

I hope that's all it is too. *hugs*

10:01 AM  
Anonymous Meredith said...

I have some of these too - the needle biopsy doesn't hurt much. Yay - the mid to late 30s!

8:52 AM  

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